God is good im going to make a bold statement(May God continually be with Me LOL)…………………..
‘AS CHRISTIANS WE SHOULD NEVER BE LONELY!!!’
Yes it sounds like another religious statement, for those guys who take it too deep/spiritual…etc..but please hear me out………….
When we look throught the lives of the Prophets/Apostles/People who walked with God, we see that there was sooo much intimacy with God. There is soo much depth to His love, it goes beyond the flesh. This statement, when we hear it with the flesh/mind, it does not register and we in our own minds can not contemplate it being a reality. But again as we go back, those who walked with God in the past had such intimacy to the point of willing to even die for Him if it meant pleasing God…
The question now comes, why do we get this feeling? Also is it truly possible to be in a place where we do not feel lonely..??
I boldy say YES
‘Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?’
God literally can cloth us with His love to the extent we need not desire anything/anyone else. The truth of the matter is, it is OUR FAITH that brings this intimacy to manifestation. The continuing exercising of our faith according to the word of God. The feeling of loneliness will come, truly everyone will get the feeling for many reasons but depending on our relationship with God, the love/acceptance/intimacy we have with God very quickly brushes aside the feeling…again depending on our own individual walk with God.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
A lot of people will hear this and rather accept the lie, that man/woman(marriage) will fill this gap we have. Henceforth run towards marriage (which isnt the solution and the evidence is seen for those who do it when they realise the mistake). What married people don’t tell you (those that decided to run in marriage because of loneliness) is that they still feel lonely, even very often in marriage LOL. At first its all a great adventure, but AFTER ‘camera/lights/action’, the music slows down, then theres that big cry because of the emptyness and our souls still yearn to be arrayed and clothed by Him!!!!!!!!! OOH JESUS!!!OH How we need you!!! come fill our lives! 🙂
The feeling of loneliness can come from a lot of things, false teaching, comparing ourselves to other people(the MOST common), lust, jealousy. it is not a sin to feel lonely as we all will have had and will have our moments, but know it is a FEELING that can be changed by our relationship with God. The feeling is saying God cannot satisfy us and God is not enough…The truth is He will, when we desire Him and that desire being seen with our lives as a sacrifice to Him (FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD), in the truth of His word.
But the state/feeling of loneliness came from mans separation from the divine nature of God. Consider the following…
God in His wisdom saw that Adam needed a helper hence He says
And the Lord God said, “ It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”(Gen 2.18).
God in His wisdom gives Eve as a helper to him, to give him comfort and help for life and everything man was called to do (Gen 1.28). Most importantly that Adam would not be alone. But with all of that we see that the helper God gave to Adam, did not take away or prevent loneliness.
Later on they disobey God and are left feeling naked and lonely once again. (Gen 3.10). God again in His mercy clothes them in a temporary garment (Gen 3.21) until the fullness of time would come…
…. 4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem (bring back from) those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption(to take as one’s own) as sons.
Jesus now comes and says
16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. (John 14.16-18)
Please take note to the divine words of Jesus “He will give you another Helper“. The first helper (Eve) was comparable to Adam and did not add eternal sustenance to keep and clothe Adam, being “comparable to him” meaning like him, in other words mere flesh. But the second is not like the first, this Helper was not comparable to Adam, but this Helper is God!
Hence Jesus immediately after says “I will not leave you as orphans (alone/desolate/forsaken); I will come to you“, meaning Jesus spoke about the new help/comfort being God Himself! (Consider 1 John 5.7, John 14.10-27, John 17.3, John 10.10). Do you see how Christ came to remove loneliness? Lonelinesss is only removed in Christ and nothing comparable to Adam(flesh) or any created thing can be substituted with the love of our creator!
O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.(Ps 63.1-3)
David was in a true place of intimacy where he desired God to the extent that he never felt satisfied hence wanting more! Yes he made mistakes but it did not change what he was experiencing with God. (Ps 27). Hence why God said david was a man after His own heart…..
AND THATS THE SECRET….lets be right after God’s heart, lets desire to know Him above all. As we do that, everything is added! Its a typical verse we hear in church, but when we follow it and are obedient God has promised to satisfy us with EVERYTHING!!!(I pray the Lord helps us to truly take and apply this concept and not let it(HIM) pass us by. Infact lemme expand on that….
…….in brackets I said Him, yes, the truth is when we do not desire Him above all, he passes us by, im not talking about His hand, im talking about His face…knowing Him. Experiencing Jehova!!! This is what christianity is all about. Incase people don’t agree with my comment on God passing people by, lemme show it by scripture a popular one, often read without the interpretation and understanding of the Holy Spirit.
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
Now God would never say something and not show us how, but He showed the example of a life of TRUE worship in Jesus Christ. The desire of Christ was not to do anything of His own will, but to please the father (Matthew 5.30)
42He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”
You see even in the most lonely time where Jesus was deserted by the disciples in His time of trouble, it was still always about Him..also coming back to the the context of John 4.23, God saw a worshipper in His son Christ..hence why in the most lonely time God saw Him came down and gave Him strength. If you read earlier before Jesus prayed, the bible says that Jesus said;
‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death’ (Mark 14.34)
But yet take note that after He feverently prayed He then got up and carried on with what he was called to do. God did not only give Him phyiscal strength but also overcame the power of the flesh including all forms of loneliness. So please guys in our time of emotion lets do what Jesus did. Lets live the life that Jesus lived (1 John 2.6).
To some it up…John 17.3
‘And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.’
For all of us who desire Him to take us to this place of contentment in Him, May He continually bring us there, not for a an emotional hour/day/week/month, but throughout our lives married/unmarried till He comes(It’s all about Him)!!!!! May He build us to the place where we desire Him alone…knowing that as we desire Him..EVERYTHING we need will be added in His own time. May we walk in His perfect will. AMEN, I pray this has blessed someone! It sure has blessed me!
Please take note: this message is not to abominate marriage, as marriage was and is ordained by God and is a gift of God, but this note is to let you know that loneliness is ONLY taken away in Christ.
Love You ALL and God Bless You 🙂